Thursday, January 23, 2014

Fun Foods We Have Made.....

We all see pictures of fun foods - that are cute or clever or just exciting. Well, in our home, we like to make those and here are some that we have done.




These "ladybugs" were quite admired at church....and they tasted good also. :)

 It took quite a bit of my food coloring to make this frosting for the spots dark enough - it is almost black!

We found out that these cannot be made too far in advance since the crackers can get soft.....but they are tasty treats. 

These cornflake wreaths are something I remember making when I was a child.....and my kids liked them also.

The donut snowmen were fun - but I had a terrible time finding these little donuts and they were not cheap - so I was determined not to waste ANY of them! That is why the crunched ones have frown-y faces - my kids loved those.

Our watermelon "monster".....


A watermelon bowl w/ watermelon, limes and strawberries.

The cauliflower sheep are fun to look at, but harder to make - I used licorice for the legs and after a while, it can get soft.  These didn't last long, though, and were eaten quickly. 



The melting snowmen cookies were fun....and the kids at church loved them and so did my children...........

  This one has the penguins -in the upper left hand corner - made of olives, cream cheese and carrots - we have made them several times and yet, this was the only picture that I could find.


 The top plate has "pigs in a blanket" - something we make at least once a year - using little cocktail sausages and homemade crescent roll dough......the bottom blue tray has "wagon wheels" - something my kids love and we make a few times a year - rolled up tortillas w/ cream cheese, meat, cheese, relish.





We have made other fun foods, but I haven't always taken pictures. Ooops - I am trying to remember to do that.  Every year, at Christmas time, my kids remind me that we "always" take something fun to the Christmas snack party........so we keep looking for new ideas.  The most recent one that I saw and would love to do is the Oreo frog - SO cute, but no picture here since we haven't done it yet. If we do, I may add it.

Many of the ideas are from the internet - some give directions and some do not, so sometimes we "figure it out" for ourselves. We keep planning on about 1 new thing each year - at least, so we keep looking and figuring out new ideas.


Shared on.................

Foodie Friday and Everything Else
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Paula's No Rules Weekend Party
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31 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh all those yummy goodies! Thanks for sharing at the party. I love the lady bug ones too cute! Hope to see you again soon. Theresa @DearCreatives

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    1. They have been tasty......extra work, but so fun to do it.....the lady bugs were pretty easy and a real hit at church. :) Thank you for stopping by.

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  2. Those veggie sheep and ladybug crackers are too cute!

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  3. How creative! The lady bugs are so fun!

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    1. I saw that idea somewhere and we loved it, so we made them to take to church a couple of times... they were pretty popular... especially with the kids. :)

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  4. Those lady bug snacks are on my list for next week!!! Thanks for sharing that! xo Amanda

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    1. They are really cute... so fun. I hope you like them as much as we do. :)

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  5. Cute, love the ladybugs, and the donut snowmen, so different!
    Jenna

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    1. I love it too! It is so fun to make something extra cute once in a while. :) We don't do it all of the time, but it sure is popular when we do. :)

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  6. oh these are all so fun! I remember making some of these (or at least similar) with my mom as a kid. Thanks for linking to #BigTopBlogParty

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    1. They are a lot of fun... we like doing these extra fun things sometimes. :)

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  7. Wow. You.guys are amazing. I particularly liked the lady bugs. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. Thank you... it has become one of those "traditions" that our family does.... in fact, when we take some cute thing like this to church... several people will ask "Did you make these?" :)

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  8. I love the lady bugs, what a sneaky way of getting the kids to eat goodies. Thanks for joining Wake Up Wednesday Linky party http://prettyshabbyuk.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/bread-and-butter-pudding.html

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    1. That's true, too! :) I have been known to do that in many ways... carrot pancakes, zucchini pancakes, and more. It usually works too. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  9. Wow! You are so creative with food! I love your ladybugs!

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    1. Thank you.... they are not my original ideas... but I sometimes add my own "tweak" to someone else's idea. :) Those ladybugs really are cute. :)

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  10. Oh my, these sheeps are hilarious!

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    1. They are, aren't they? :) You should have seen us trying to get them all to stand up before we finally had it figured out! They kept falling over. :)

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  11. What a fun post Joy! I will be pinning this :) Thank you for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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    1. Thank you... I have been realizing it is time to make some more such fun items... sometimes our creative streaks come in spurts and they have been lacking lately. :)

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  12. We love fun seasonal foods around here as well. I remember making the wreaths as a kid. Everything you shared is so fun, but I think the lady bugs are my favorite. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Those ladybugs always get a lot of attention... they really are a conversation item. Sometimes it seems silly to put the time into making things like this which will be quickly consumed, but everyone does get a lot of enjoyment from them. :)

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  13. Oh my gosh, what adorable fun food. You are so creative.
    Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday,
    Bev

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    1. It really is fun... I can't take credit for the ideas, though, as most of them were ideas I saw elsewhere. We do need to do more such foods. :)

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  14. Okay, these are super cute, fun, and clever! Made me smile. What fantastic ideas you have. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/05/21/home-matters-linky-party-38/ :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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    1. Thank you.... it is fun to surprise the family and also friends with such cute foods. :) Thank you for the invite... I will check it out.

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  15. Super cute and fun! This was my favorite post from last week! Thanks for sharing on Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party!

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    1. Thank you... it is a lot of fun to make something that delights so many people.... we need to do something similar again. :)

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